Publication of Omoniyi’s book on cyber politics by Danbatta, Nweke, and others (Photos)

Jul 27, 2023 | Politics | 0 comments

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), and Chief Frank Nweke, former Minister of Information and Culture, introduced Dr. Omoniyi P. Ibietan, PhD’s book.

Premium Times Books released “Cyber Politics: Social Media, Social Demography and Voting Behavior in Nigeria” by the Premium Times Group.

Cyber Politics: Social Media, Social Demography, and Voting Behavior in Nigeria,” Premium Times Books,
According to NATIONAL ACCORD, the 12-chapter, 460-page book examines a crucial period in Nigeria’s democracy: its elections. It contextualised cyberpolitics in Nigeria.

The book was presented and launched on Tuesday at the Communications and Digital Economy Complex in Mbora District, Abuja.

Chief Frank Nweke Jr., the event’s chairman, said the book would be a reference point for the blueprint of insight and tactics that would profoundly affect practical communication and social development in Nigeria.

Chief Nweke, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Enugu State, said the book highlights the influence of social media on Nigerian elections.

Chief Frank Nweke, former Minister of Information and Culture, speaking at the Cyber Politics book launch.
After the election, I see social media’s potential. I also worry about false news and its ability to destabilise, defame, and incite war. “So, government and professional organisations must continue to work on it to safeguard society from such hazards,” he said.

“Considering the current role social media has played in Nigeria’s political history, I highly suggest this book for practitioners and academics in strategic communications, new technologies, politics, and social change.

He praised the book’s author, saying:

“Dr. Ibietan was my Special Assistant on Media while I was Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Communication. His patriotism, inventiveness, knowledge, and dedication to Nigerian advancement are rare”.

“He popularised the use of new media in public communication when he worked with me, and I am not surprised by his choice and drive to examine, in a very academic way, the confluence of social media and politics, as well as other factors affecting voting behaviour.

Prof. Danbatta praised the celebrant-author for joining the authors who chronicle their beliefs.

“Omoniyi and I adore literature. I’m impressed with his book creation. “Writers are some of the smartest people in our society, and I’m happy to write an outstanding introduction for the book,” he remarked.

Prof. Danbatta remarked that social media in Nigeria has arrived, but he decried politicians’ use of provocative information to degrade their opponents, which degrades the political process and harms reading culture.

He stated, “NCC doesn’t control the content of social media, but we oversee the infrastructure in which social media are housed, guaranteeing that quality of service and experience are high level comparable to any area of the globe.

Today, the Commission team wrote this gorgeous book. In your future book, he suggested including a chapter on safe social media use in politics.

During Dr Omoniyi’s Cyber Politics book launch, dignitaries included
He told the crowd they would like the book.

Dr Omoniyi wrote the book because he loves to study and thinks history will be kind to him.

Nigerian cyberpolitics is a study topic. We know that research solves social issues.

My poll found that social media influenced voters less than 10%, which is still important in mediating variables and effects.

Dr. Omoniyi also thanked NCC management, employees, friends, and Premium Times Books for their many contributions to this enormous leap.

The highlights were the book review by Leadership Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Mr. Azubuike Ishiekwene, a panel discussion, goodwill greetings, a picture session with notable visitors, and a book signing.

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